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giulio.tamagnini
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modify an stl file with invetor

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03-06-2013 02:51 PM

good evening to all
for a study that I have to do, I did run a company specialized a 3D scan of some engine parts. Files that have given me are .stl that I can not modify or edit with invetor ...so my question is: how can I make these stl files like editable solids??is it possible convert stl to ipt??
thanks 

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: modify an stl file with invetor

03-06-2013 02:58 PM in reply to: giulio.tamagnini

Hi giulio.tamagnini,

 

You can use this addin to import STL files:

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/INVNTOR/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3Astlimport...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdhdgpnFRzw

 

I hope this helps.
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giulio.tamagnini
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Re: modify an stl file with invetor

03-06-2013 03:14 PM in reply to: giulio.tamagnini

Thank you for your quick reply,

Yes, I've tried following that guide, but at the end of the conversion I get a report of the proceeding but of the converted file there is no trace. I also tried to use Autocad 3ds Max, but the file that i get is an assembly file and not an .ipt

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: modify an stl file with invetor

03-06-2013 03:20 PM in reply to: giulio.tamagnini

Hi giulio.tamagnini,

 

Have you contacted the creator of the addin about this?

If you look at the link you'll see a Cust. Support email address.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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KevinLi-Autodesk
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Re: modify an stl file with invetor

03-06-2013 09:39 PM in reply to: giulio.tamagnini

Hi giulio.tamagnini,

 

STL format is the mesh data which can only view but not edit. Please try to download the Mesh Enabler tool from Autodesk Lab: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/inventor_mesh to convert the mesh features to Inventor Base features. The resulting Base features can then be used for further operations including drawings and measurements. This tool is free.

 

 

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Kevin-Hongyuan Li

Quality Assurance Team

Autodesk, Inc.

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grim2020
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Re: modify an stl file with invetor

02-07-2014 07:31 AM in reply to: KevinLi-Autodesk

The labs link is no longer available and the exchange app is subscription only.  I am having the same problem but being an educational institution we do not have a subscription so I guess I'm dead in the water.

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Re: modify an stl file with invetor

02-07-2014 08:11 AM in reply to: grim2020

grim2020 wrote:

The labs link is no longer available and the exchange app is subscription only.  I am having the same problem but being an educational institution we do not have a subscription so I guess I'm dead in the water.


You can email Scott Shepard.. He should be able to get you a copy.

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-General/STL-to-Inventor-format-Mesh-Enabler-for-Students/td-p...

 

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